Hi, Liz, I'm Joanna and I read the end of books, too.
It's funny because I haven't done that in a long while.
I did it with 2 books back-to-back this month because I just couldn't take the suspense and had to just flip ahead a bit in the story and see if my characters were gonna make it.
This week: Blood Red Road (C'mon, Emmi, c'mon! - I'm still reading it.)
Last week: The Night Circus (Bailey! Poppet!)
Feels good to let that out.
I tend to read quickly as it is and when I'm anxious about the story I really read fast. Doing my flip check can slow me down and let me enjoy the story better. And I'm a total chicken. I don't like when bad things happen! Just tell me so I can prepare! Readers, haven't you noticed that Patti writes all the reviews for zombies and people back from the dead? No. Thanks.
Now, I'll have to think about when I've read a book that I've flipped and then quit because I didn't like what happened. That's the kicker.